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Redfern Street Village Centre

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Redfern Street Village Centre is 29,362, with a population density of 101.22 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Redfern Street Village Centre is bounded by Broadway, Railway Square, Lee Street and the Devonshire Street Tunnel in the north, Chalmers Street, Phillip Street and Young Street in the east, McEvoy Street, Botany Road, Buckland Street, Mitchell Road, Copeland Street and Park Street in the south, and Railway Parade, the railway yards, Burren Street, Leamington Lane, Iverys Lane, Wilson Street, Forbes Street, King Street, City Road and Victoria Park in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1700s. Population was minimal until the mid 1800s when the University of Sydney was built, many working class houses were constructed, and a railway site was established. Substantial growth took place during the 1870s and 1880s, including worker’s housing and industrial development. Expansion continued during the early 1900s and post-war years, including public housing construction. Redevelopment took place from the end of the 1970s, with many terrace houses restored, and warehouses and industrial sites converted into new residential apartments. The population has continued to increase since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Redfern Street Village Centre is a residential, educational and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include The University of Sydney (Camperdown/Darlington Campus), University of Technology Sydney (City Campus Blackfriars), Sydney TAFE (Eora College), The University of Notre Dame Australia (Broadway Campus), Redfern Town Hall, Waterloo Town Hall, Carriageworks (theatre), Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh Railway Workshops, Prince Alfred Park, Charles Kernan Reserve, Harry Noble Reserve, Reconciliation Park, South Sydney Rotary Park, Vice Chancellors Oval, Victoria Park, Waterloo Park, Prince Alfred Park Pool, Victoria Park Pool, Lake Northam and a number of schools.

Included areas

Redfern Street Village Centre encompasses the suburbs of Chippendale, Darlington and Eveleigh, the northern part of Alexandria, the western part of Redfern, the north-western part of Waterloo, and small parts of Camperdown, Newtown and Surry Hills.